Robert Louis Stevenson is one of the greatest writers of the late nineteenth century. Best known for his novels (Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde), he was also a columnist and a great traveler. Even as a child he suffered poor health, which continued into adulthood. Perhaps because of this, he also had a wild imagination. Admired by his contemporaries, this is a man who has gone down in history for breathing new life into the literary genre, breaking down the boundaries between adventure novels, youth literature and “the classics”. He died at the age of just 44 in Samoa, his final resting place after a life of travel.
H.M.S Beagle – aux Origines de Darwin, by the same authors is already available in 11 languages.